President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of state, Antony Blinken, said on Tuesday he believed President Donald Trump was right in taking a tougher approach to China - even if he did not agree with all his methods - and endorsed the assessment that it was committing genocide in Xinjiang.
President-elect Joe Biden arrived in Washington Tuesday to kick off his inaugural ceremonies. The normally celebratory time comes at a dark and solemn moment in American history. As the President-elect is preparing to take his oath of office, the US approaches 400,000 coronavirus deaths. Biden has said he was inspired to run for President after watching President Trump's dismissive handling of the deadly virus.
U.S. President Donald Trump urged prayers for the new administration in a farewell address, as he leaves office with nearly 400,000 Americans dead of the coronavirus whose risk he downplayed, an economy struggling from the pandemic, and relationships strained with key U.S. allies. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
"Why would we merge with Congress party, they are too small in West Bengal," said Vice-President of West Bengal All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) Saugata Roy on January 19. "Adhir Ranjan's party is too small in West Bengal. They won only 2 seats here in Lok Sabha elections, why would we merge with them? They (Congress) should fight BJP on their own. There is no question of joining hands with Congress. TMC can fight BJP alone," said Roy.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar slammed Congress over its booklet over farm laws 'kheti ka khoon teen kale kanoon' released by party leader Rahul Gandhi. He asked Congress is talking about 'kheti ka khoon' but what about bloodbath during the partition? "3,000 Sikhs were burnt alive in Delhi in 1984. Was it not bloodshed?...Lakhs of farmers died by suicide during Congress rule, was there no blood in their bodies?," Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi releases a booklet over the three farm laws of central government at the party headquarters in Delhi
Switzerland, France and Germany say they're struggling to get the recommended six shots out of each vial of vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech, potentially slowing the rollout of inoculations. Julian Satterthwaite reports.
The European Commission has called for the release of opposition leader AlexeiNavalny after he was detained upon returning to his country. Mr Navalny flewto Russia from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from nerveagent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. He was detained at passportcontrol at Sheremetyevo airport after flying in Sunday evening from Berlin,where he was treated following the poisoning in August. Mr Navalny’s arrestprompted a wave of criticism from US and European officials, adding toexisting tension between Russia and West.
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Only a few dozen gun-rights activists converged on the Virginia state capital on Monday for an annual demonstration that was dampened by tensions in the wake of the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol. This report produced by Chris Dignam.